Many people find that they have inherited a stamp collection or in some other way become the owner of a stamp collection and they do not know what to do with it. You would be surprised to know how many people have bought an old house and have found that an old stamp collection came with it. There are many options available to you if you have a stamp collection and you don’t know what to do with it. Bob Ingraham from the Stamporama.com stamp club has written an excellent article that outlines many of the option that are available to you. You can read Bob’s article by clicking here.
The Northern Philatelic Society offers a free stamp collection appraisal service if you want to know what your stamp collection is worth. If you are interested in a free stamp collection appraisal by one of our stamp collecting experts, please bring your collection into the Library on a Wednesday between 10:00am and 2:00pm, so that one of our stamp collecting experts can take a look at it for you. Click here for directions to the Northern Philatelic Library.
After we have appraised your collection, we can help you with the different options available to you if you would like to sell the collection. There are a number of reputable local auction dealers that we can put you in touch with. One such auction dealer is Golden Valley Stamp Auctions. They are a reputable dealer. We at the Library work with them on a regular basis.
Another option available to you is to donate the collection to the Northern Philatelic Society which would go toward helping support the work of the Northern Philatelic Library. In return we can give you a receipt for the value of your collection which you can then claim on your taxes.